"Your Favorite Band Is Killing Me: What Pop Music Rivalries Reveal About the Meaning of Life," by Steven Hyden. Beatles vs. Stones. Biggie vs. Tupac. Kanye vs. Taylor. Ace rock scribe Hyden, host of the weekly Celebration Rock podcast, explores how what we feel about the music we love reveals about who we are. Back Bay Books $16.99.
Jeff Buckley's Record Collection. Mary Guibert, mother of the Grace and "Hallelujah" singer who died in 1997, is doing her best to keep her son's memory alive. This cool website allows users to click on the spine any of the 383 LPs in Buckley's collection - say Siouxsie & the Banshees' Juju, or Joni Mitchell's The Hissing of Summer Lawns - and listen to 30 seconds of any song, or the whole thing on Spotify. Jeffbuckleycollection.com.
In a divisive election year, the Raul Malo-led, Latin-tinged country-soul band has covered Frank Sinatra's version of this 1945 patriotic song of inclusion, written by Earl Robinson and Abel Meeropol for an Oscar-winning short film. Google it or go to rollingstone.com/country.
Amanda X. Kensington-born rock trio fronted by guitarist Cat Park and bassist Kat Bean, whose follow-up to their 2014 Siltbreeze Records debut, Amnesia, is starting to seem long-awaited. With Winter Break, Shelf Life, and Yankee Bluff. Monday at PhilaMOCA.
Dan DeLuca's Mix Picks: Sharon Jones, Latin Roots Live!, Bob Dylan, The Coathangers, Courtney Barnett
The Coathangers. Terrific, underrated female Atlanta garage punk trio who have gotten better and better in their 10 years of existence, peaking with their new Nosebleed Weekend album on the Suicide Squeeze label. Sunday at Underground Arts.
Dan DeLuca is an Inquirer pop music critic. But his "In the Mix" column in the Weekend section ventures further afield, into books, movies, TV, the Internet, graphic novels and anything you might call "popular culture."